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2010 Horse Industry Directory Available

The American Horse Council's Horse Industry Directory, a national directory of breed and sport organizations, equine publications, state resources, and racing and gaming organizations, is a yearly effort to bring to you a definitive Read More

Racing Safety Alliance Releases Updated Standards

As expected, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance has updated its code of standards to include wagering security measures.

The NTRA announced the code for 2010 in a March 17 release. The code can Read More

Mobile Equine Clinic Hitting the Road

Horse owners on rural farms in Missouri and Illinois will have access to a new mobile equine clinic offered by Tim Ellis, DVM, and Burny Baxter, DVM, of Mid Rivers Equine Centre in Wentzville, Mo.

"The purpose of our remote-loca Read More

Racehorse Welfare and Safety Summit Scheduled

A third Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit has been scheduled for June 28 and 29, 2010, at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. Edward L. Bowen, president of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, announced details of the meeting today.

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NYC Carriage Driver Suspended for Driving Under Influence

Saverio Colarusso, a carriage driver from the West 38th street stable, appeared at the Department of Consumer Affairs court in response to summonses issued by the Humane Law Enforcement agents of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruel Read More

Horse with Rabies Reported in Michigan

Michigan livestock and pet owners are being urged to vaccinate their animals against rabies after a horse in Lapeer County tested positive for the disease.

"It is essential pet and livestock owners take steps to vaccinate agains Read More

University of Maryland Seeks Teaching Horses

Do you have a horse that needs a new home? The Equine Studies Program at the University of Maryland is seeking donations of sound and healthy horses to be used in the teaching program on the College Park campus. Horse donations are tax deductib Read More

Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association Formed

A new professional organization, the North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association, has been launched as the result of a recent international conference, co-sponsored by UC Davis, which focused on the use of stem cell therapy and Read More

Horse Adoption Event at Kentucky Horse Park in April

Three years ago, in response to the plight of abused and neglected horses across the state, the Kentucky Horse Park created the John Henry Memorial Equine Adoption Fair to provide assistance to organizations involved in rescuing them.

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USEF Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Rule Change Coming

An important rule change affecting the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in competition horses was approved at this year's U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF) Annual Meeting, held January 13-17, 2010.

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Equine Hospital Tours Offered During Rolex Event

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, the official equine hospital and veterinary partner of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, will host tours April 21-23, for visitors during the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. Tour guests will walk th Read More

FEI Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Consultation Begins

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has announced further steps in relation to the debate on in-competition use of a limited number of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). This plan was unveiled followin Read More

Regenerative Medicine Conference Attracts Vets, Researchers

More than 260 research scientists, veterinarians, and physicians from around the globe attended the first North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Conference, held in California's Santa Ynez Valley March 5-6. The meeting included for Read More

Colorado Food Bank Aids Horses, Owners

In its first 10 months of operation, a group known as the Colorado Horsecare Foodbank has helped keep more than 100 horses with their owners by providing feed and other equine services, giving owners under financial duress a reprieve from the w Read More

Horse Skeleton Donated to New Bolton Center

The New Bolton Center recently received a fully-constructed skeleton of a horse. Acquired in a raffle at the recent American Farrier's Journal Annual Hoof Summit Conference in Cincinnati, the skeleton was given to the school by Bill Read More

Eye Position and Animal Agility Study Published

New research from scientists in Liverpool has revealed the relationship between agility and vision in mammals. The study, published in February in the Journal of Anatomy, sampled 51 species to compare the relationship between agility and Read More

ASPCA Provides Thoroughbred Retirement Grants

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has unveiled a new initiative that will aid in the retirement of Thoroughbred racehorses. Six equine rescues and sanctuaries across the country were selected to take up the c Read More

Equine Summit Returns to Kentucky

The 2010 Kentucky International Equine Summit, a biennial event on Monday and Tuesday, April 26 and 27, in Lexington, Ky., will feature 74 speakers and panelists dealing with a broad range of challenges facing all segments of the horse industry Read More

AHP Equine Industry Survey Results Released

A total of 11,171 people who own, lease, or manage horses completed the American Horse Publications' Horse Industry Survey designed to gauge participation trends in the U.S. horse industry. This was the largest survey of hands-on owners and Read More

Maryland to Perform Second Equine Census

The Maryland Horse Industry Board has commissioned the USDA to conduct a census of the Maryland equine population starting in May. The 2010 Equine Census will include horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys, regardless of ownership or use. T Read More

Florida Vet Response Team Receives Horse Rescue Mannequin

To help further the cause of improving large-animal emergency rescue training, USRider has contributed significant donations to the University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine over the years to support the college's large-anim Read More

Sport Horse Vet Symposium to Run with WEG

Promoting peak performance in the equine athlete through proper healthcare will be the focus of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Veterinary Sport Horse Symposium, to be held Sept. 22-24 at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexingto Read More

MSPCA Seeking Foster Homes for Horses

Following a record number of horses surrendered to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) at Nevins Farm, additional equines are arriving at an alarming rate as the non-profit absorbs rising costs of care. Re Read More

Horse Stem Cell Conference to Draw Vets, Medical Professionals

Some 200 veterinarians, stem cell researchers and other medical professionals from throughout the United States and abroad will gather March 5-6 in the heart of California's Central Coast horse region for a groundbreaking conference on the Read More

SmartPak Offers Free Supplement Guide

SmartPak has introduced a new "Guide to Supplements and Horse Care," a publication that provides horse owners with a new way to learn about their horse's health and supplements.

Interested barns, pony clubs, 4-H clubs, Read More